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                             FRENCH HERB BREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dorcas                           Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6       c            Flour
    2       pk           Dry yeast
    1       pk           Ranch dressing mix
    1 1/2   c            Buttermilk
      1/2   c            Water
      1/4   c            Shortening
    1                    Egg
    1       tb           Butter or margarine
                         -melted
 
    In a large mixer bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast
   and 3 teaspoons dry salad dressing mix.  Reserve
   remaining mix. Heat buttermilk, water and shortening
   until warm (120-130~), shor- tening need not melt. Add
   to flour mixture.  Add egg.  Blend until moistened;
   beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
   
    Gradually add enough flour to make a firm dough.
   Knead on a well floured surface until smooth and
   elastic (5-10 minutes). Place in greased bowl; turn to
   grease top. Cover; let rise in warm oven (turn on
   lowest setting for 1 minute, then turn off) for 20
   minutes.
   
    Punch down dough; divide into 2 parts.  On lightly
   floured surface, roll or pat each part to a 12x7 inch
   rectangle. Star- ting with longer side, roll up
   tightly sealing edges and ends. Place seamside down on
   greased cookie sheet.  Make diagonal slashes about 2
   inches apart in tops of loaves. Cover; let rise in
   warm oven until light and doubled, about 30 minutes.
   
    Bake in preheated 375~ oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
    While warm, brush with melted butter; sprinkle with 1
   teaspoon reserved salad dressing mix. Cool on wire
   racks.
  
 
 
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